Racing Equine Groom Apprentice - Horse Care - Racing Eve Johnson Houghton Racing

Level 2 or Level 3 Racing Apprentice required in Blewbury. Eve Johnson Houghton are looking for experienced work riders, but would consider someone less experienced who rides well.

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Closing date: 08 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    40 hours per week, hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Work rider/groom Come and join our successful Group 1 winning Flat yard on the Berkshire borders. We have a friendly team and a great bunch of horses for 2023 season. We are looking for experienced work riders, we would consider someone less experienced who rides well. The right candidate must have a good work ethic and be able to turn out horses to a high standard. We can offer the successful applicant:

  • Competitive Wages (higher than the rate recommended by NARS/NTF)
  • Free accommodation
  • Work only one weekend out of three
  • Good Pension Scheme
  • Chance to travel horses racing in UK/abroad
  • Career development
  • Free branded clothing
  • Pool money/Bonuses

The apprenticeship provides a solid introduction to the racing industry, and also fulfills the criteria from the BHA to enable you to apply for a jockey licence. All training and learning will take place at Eve Johnson Houghton, within your paid working hours.

The training you will be getting

  • A level 2 certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • All training will take place within the workplace
  • Your dedicated trainer coach will visit you at work every 4 weeks.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Ongoing employment - career development is encouraged and staff have previously been enrolled onto various courses, ie: Management course for Supervisory Staff (Head Person)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Strong riding skills are essential

About the employer

Eve is a leading racehorse trainer, based on the Berkshire downs high above the village of Blewbury


Eve Johnson Houghton Racing





OX11 9EZ

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Haddon Training


Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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